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by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Possible CVT Issue P0961
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Possible CVT Issue P0961

Ended up replacing the DEM and that took care of the codes. For now it doesn't seem that it was CVT related (this time). HOWEVER, i'm still getting the sensation that I'm going over mini speed bumps when turning and accelerating at slow speeds or going up hill. I don't want to spend any more time/mo...
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Possible CVT Issue P0961
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Possible CVT Issue P0961

Looks like this viewtopic.php?t=6015 is the route I'm taking. Hopefully the new DEM works out and fixes the issues. I'll post how it works out.
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Possible CVT Issue P0961
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Possible CVT Issue P0961

My '06 FS had been running a little funny. It felt like a rear differential issue. Recently the check engine came on and I pulled a code P0961. From the forum it looks like this code usually comes with a handful of others. Pressure control solenoid A is what the designation seems to be. I'm wonderin...
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: so great to be back!
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: so great to be back!

Welcome back Africa, good to see you on here again. When I first got my FS your post were gold to me.
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 2005 Freestyle Limited CVT slipping or engine problem
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: 2005 Freestyle Limited CVT slipping or engine problem

Maybe start by doing a throttle body cleaning and see if that helps. It's an easy cheap way to rule that out. Search the forum for symptoms of throttle body issues.
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Power Steering Whine
Replies: 17
Views: 18477

Re: Power Steering Whine

You can also use power steering fluid with conditioner which will seal up and leaks. I had the same issue with leaking fluid and that was the cheapest car fix I ever ran into
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Electrical Induced Check Transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Electrical Induced Check Transmission

Just a quick follow-up: I've continued to drive the vehicle as-is with no change in symptoms. My routine is to disconnect the battery overnight then reconnect the next morning, start up and drive away. As long as I don't shut off the engine the vehicle will perform perfectly all day. However, the i...
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: 165k miles - Anticipated Longevity?
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: 165k miles - Anticipated Longevity?

That's fantastic, it's good to hear the positive tales!
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: I'm guessing this is pretty common...
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: I'm guessing this is pretty common...

https://www.carid.com/cardone/remanufac ... =136840843

That's what I bought and used and everything has been golden ever since. I cleaned the TB with TB cleaning fluid a couple time but ultimately it needed to be replaced.
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: I'm guessing this is pretty common...
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: I'm guessing this is pretty common...

Throttle body is a very easy and relatively affordable fix. I'd start with that.
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Thu May 11, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2007 freestar running rough
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: 2007 freestar running rough

FordTaurus wrote:Freestyle? No?

I missed that, just assumed Freestyle.
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Wed May 10, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2007 freestar running rough
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: 2007 freestar running rough

I'd start by cleaning the throttle body to rule that out. It's easy to do and the cause of many idle problems.
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Mon May 08, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Towing a Pop-Up Camper and Bike Rack
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Towing a Pop-Up Camper and Bike Rack

I was recently looking into the exact same thing. After towing my pop I realized that it would have been really nice to be able to bring our 4 bikes as well. I haven't bought it yet but this is what I found online.

https://amzn.to/2pXLgX7

Good luck.
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Mon May 08, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Failsafe Engine Mode, Please help!!
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: Failsafe Engine Mode, Please help!!

I've noticed in my own TB that a lot of the buildup is in that butterfly valve. I make sure to clean that out really well before re-installing.
by Brooklyn_Freestyle
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: High Gas Mileage (That's good, Right?)
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: High Gas Mileage (That's good, Right?)

I live in a pretty rural environment these days with a lot of 45-60 mph driving and very few lights and stop signs and I can't seem to get my average above 20 mpg per tank. That said when I was driving in Brooklyn, tons of stop and go, I was getting between 11-12 mpg.